Two Is a Family

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Two Is a Family
Demain tout commence.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHugo Gélin
Produced byPhilippe Rousselet
Stéphane Célérier
Written byHugo Gélin
Mathieu Oullion
Jean-André Yerlès
Based onInstructions Not Included
written by
Eugenio Derbez
StarringOmar Sy
Music byRob Simonsen
CinematographyGuillaume Massart
Edited byGrégoire Sivan
Vendôme Production
Mars Films
Distributed byMars Films
Release date
  • 7 December 2016 (2016-12-07)
Budget$17.5 million
Box office$32.8 million[1]

Two Is a Family (French: Demain tout commence) is a 2016 French comedy-drama film remake of the Mexican film Instructions Not Included (No se Aceptan Devoluciones),[2] directed by Hugo Gélin and starring Omar Sy.[3]


Samuel (Omar Sy), runner, party-goer and womanizer, lives by the sea in the south of France. Unattached, his lifestyle changes the day when Kristin (Clémence Poésy), a former fling, places his three-month-old daughter Gloria in his arms. Unable to take care of her, he embarks on a trip to London, in order to return Gloria to her mother. He loses track of Kristin, does not have a penny in his pocket and does not speak a word of English. Fortunately, he meets Bernie (Antoine Bertrand), a gay Frenchman who works in the film industry and offers him a stunt job.

Samuel eventually learns the trade of stuntman and father. When all of Gloria's girlfriends at school have a mother, Samuel creates an imaginary secret agent mother, who corresponds with her on the Internet.

One day, when Gloria is eight, her real mother shows up from New York with her companion and a new maternal instinct, asking to take her back across the Atlantic.



The film was based on the 2012 Mexico comedy-drama film Instructions Not Included.[4] It began principal photography on 21 September 2015 in Southern France before moving to London. Filming was scheduled to conclude on 10 December 2015.[5][6]


On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 38%.[7]



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  2. ^ a b "Hugo Gélin and Ruben Alves talk about "Two is a family"". Retrieved 13 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Omar Sy dévoile les premières images de son prochain film". Le Figaro. 6 October 2016.
  4. ^ "'Two Is a Family' ('Demain tout commence'): Film Review". Retrieved 13 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "SND boards Omar Sy-starrer 'Two Is A Family'". Screendaily. 11 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Hugo Gélin almost finished shooting Two Is a Family". Cineuropa. 19 November 2015.
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